ANZAC-Day-2021

ANZAC-Day-2021

 

Today, ANZAC Day 2021, in small towns

throughout Australia, New Zealand

and at many sites overseas…

…people of all ages will gather before sunrise

to attend Dawn Services and remember..


Wreaths will be laid at local monuments..

 

…to acknowledge the sacrifices made by those

who did, and did not, return from

the Great War and all subsequent conflicts

in which the Australian Military

has participated.

In the afternoon

Collingwood and Essendon football teams

will do battle in what has become one of

the highlights of the

Australian Football League calendar.

Due to COVID restrictions only a maximum

of 85,000 fans will be allowed into the

Melbourne Cricket Ground

to watch the match which will commence

after ANZAC Day ceremonies

are completed with all in attendance

observing a minutes silence.

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Lest We Forget

 

 

FOWChallenge-Partisan

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partisan

a strong supporter of a party (team), cause, or person (player).

On Thursday afternoon a traditional

ANZAC Day game of football will be played

at the Melbourne cricket Ground.

To say the fans will be partisan

will be an understatement.

However, they will rise as one

to observe a minute of silence,

in memory of the fallen,

before the ANZAC DAY game commences.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Partisan

WitsEnd-Weekly-PC-Gatherings

 

In approximately another four weeks

it will be ANZAC Day.

In towns large and small all over

Australia and New Zealand

locals will gather for their

Memorial Dawn Service.

 

About mid afternoon,

at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG),

a crowd of 100,000 football fans

will observe a minute of silence prior to the now

traditional ANZAC DAY game between

Collingwood and Essendon

I have been to a couple of ANZAC Day games, in recent years,

and it is truly a moving experience to see a crowd

of all ages embrace the observation

of silence, for a minute.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Gatherings